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AhnLab Selects Qualys to Provide On-Demand Network Security Audits and Vulnerability Management to Korean Marketplace

Anti-Virus Market Leader in Korea Integrates QualysGuard Into Its New Minerva Security Portal Qualys Provides Free Network Scan and Remediation for Latest SANS Top 20 Vulnerabilities

Redwood City, CA — October 27, 2003 — Qualys™, Inc.,the market leader of on-demand Network Security Audits and Vulnerability Management, and AhnLab, the largest security company in Korea, today announced a new service offering that integrates the QualysGuard web service into AhnLab’s new Minerva security portal. By incorporating the QualysGuard web service with AhnLab’s anti-virus capabilities, the Minerva portal provides full-scale threat alerts and network protection to more than 40,000 AhnLab customers.

“After examining numerous vulnerability management solutions, we selected QualysGuard as a key component of our Minerva portal. Not only is it the most accurate service in the industry, with the largest and most up-to-date KnowledgeBase of vulnerabilities, but it is also the easiest to deploy for both small and large companies and it offers the most cost effective solution to our customers,” said Charles Kim, the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President at AhnLab. “With QualysGuard, AhnLab’s Minerva security portal will deliver 24 x 7 vulnerability management that will enable our customers to stay one step ahead of cyber-security hackers and sophisticated worms”.

The QualysGuard web service leverages a foundation of automation to solve the biggest challenges in security auditing: immediate and up-to-date knowledge of vulnerabilities, high scalability of scanning in a distributed fashion and complete accuracy and reliability of network audits. QualysGuard enables AhnLab’s customers to measure vulnerability risk and security posture, enforce industry and enterprise policies, and comply with regulations and enterprise requirements.

“With a 65% share of the anti-virus market in Korea, AhnLab’s large customer base will now have network security protection that goes beyond the traditional solutions,” said Qualys Chairman and CEO, Philippe Courtot. “Today’s security environment requires immediate and continuous protection. Qualys’ web service offers companies an automated way to audit network security at any time from any Internet browser to immediately identify, prioritize and remediate vulnerabilities before they can be exploited by hackers and worms.”

About AhnLab, Inc.

AhnLab, Inc. is the Number 1 Integrated Security Solutions Provider in Korea with 65% share of the domestic anti-virus market. Founded in 1995 by Charles Ahn, one of the most respected entrepreneurs in Korea, the company has led the Korean security market with its anti-virus technologies. Today, AhnLab is the largest security company in Korea with the broadest range of security solution products and services. AhnLab’s products and solutions include anti-virus solution (V3 product family), PKI-based PC security products (EnDe), integrated security solution (ACS), integrated security management solution (APC), the preventive vaccine service (VBS), and security ASP to individuals, enterprises and service providers. The company’s security consulting service makes it the industry’s first Professional Information Security Company under certification from Korean government. For more information about AhnLab, please visit

About QualysGuard

QualysGuard is an on-demand security audit service delivered over the web that enables organizations to effectively manage their vulnerabilities and maintain control over their network security with centralized reports, verified remedies, and full remediation workflow capabilities with trouble tickets. QualysGuard provides comprehensive reports on vulnerabilities including severity levels, time to fix estimates and impact on business, plus trend analysis on security issues. By continuously and proactively monitoring all network access points, QualysGuard dramatically reduces security managers’ time researching, scanning and fixing network exposures and enables companies to eliminate network vulnerabilities before they can be exploited.

About Qualys

With more than 2,000 subscribers ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations, Qualys has become the leader in on demand vulnerability management and policy compliance. The company allows security managers to strengthen the security of their networks effectively, conduct automated security audits and ensure compliance with internal policies and external regulations. Qualys’ on demand technology offers customers significant economic advantages, requiring no capital outlay or infrastructure to deploy and manage. Its distributed scanning capabilities and unprecedented scalability make it ideal for large, distributed organisations. Hundreds of large companies have deployed Qualys on a global scale, including AXA, DuPont, Hershey Foods, ICI Ltd, Novartis, Sodexho, Standard Chartered Bank and many others. Qualys is headquartered in Redwood City, California, with European offices in France, Germany and the U.K., and Asian representatives in Japan, Singapore, Australia, Korea and the Republic of China. For more information, please visit

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